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Snapchat down as users unable to refresh app

Snapchat down as users unable to refresh app

Users in Europe and some parts of the US reported that popular photo-messaging app Snapchat have stopped working for them.Instead of showing the usual filters and lenses or the ability to send messages, the app simply failed to load, The Independent reported on Sunday. “Users report seeing a message telling them that the service isn’t

Italy launches anti-competition probe against Google

Italy launches anti-competition probe against Google

Joining the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the European Union (EU), Italy’s antitrust authority has become the latest international regulatory body to launch an anti-competition investigation against Google. The probe was prompted after Italy-based energy company Enel Group complained that Google was not allowing the “Enel X Recharge” app to work with Android Auto

Google's mobile app homepage to now reflect ads

Google’s mobile app homepage to now reflect ads

Accelerating efforts to generate larger revenues, Google has announced it will allow ads to reflect on the homepage of its mobile app from later this year.The ads would be displayed on the “Discover” section of the homepage in a news feed layout and would be algorithmic ally personalized. “Rolling out to all advertisers globally later

Musk shares look of SpaceX's first Internet satellites

Musk shares look of SpaceX’s first Internet satellites

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has shared the first look of the firm’s Starlink Internet satellites packed and ready to be launched into orbit in a few days.Musk shares look of SpaceX’s first Internet satellites Musk posted a photo on Twitter, featuring the first 60 production satellites packed into the fairing of a Falcon 9 rocket

Mark Zuckerberg rejects call to break up Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg rejects call to break up Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected the call for breaking up his company, saying the size of Facebook is actually a benefit to its users and the security of the democratic process. In an interview with French broadcaster France 2, Zuckerberg dismissed the claim made by his long-time friend and Facebook Co-founder Chris Hughes that

Twitter removes 1.6 lakh terror-promoting accounts

Twitter removes 1.6 lakh terror-promoting accounts

Twitter suspended 166,513 accounts for promoting terrorism in the July-December 2018 period, saying there’s a steady decrease in terrorist groups trying to use the platform owing to its “zero-tolerance policy enforcement”. According to Vijaya Gadde, Legal, Policy and Trust and Safety Lead at Twitter, there is a reduction of 19 per cent terror-related tweets from

Instagram updating content-banning policies on app

Instagram updating content-banning policies on app

As part of its efforts to curb the spread of false information, consipiracy theories and hate on its platform, Instagram is implementing a policy change concerning the removal of posts violating content norms based on accumulated negative strikes, as well as content bans. Instagram has said that with its new policy, accounts will be removed

Top 5 Car News Of The Week

Top 5 Car News Of The Week

Hyundai Venue Variant, Powertrain Details Revealed: The Venue will be offered in a total of five variants, with two petrol engines and one diesel. There’s an automatic transmission on offer with one of the petrol engines as well. To find out exactly which powertrain is available with which variant, check out our report here. Alert Me When

Apple, Google remove 3 dating apps targeting kids

Apple, Google remove 3 dating apps targeting kids

Apple and Google have removed three dating apps from their online stores after the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged the apps allowed kids as young as 12 to access them. In a recent letter, the FTC warned Ukraine-based Wildec LLC, which operates the apps Meet24, FastMeet, and Meet4U, that the three dating apps appeared

Facebook, Instagram ban 'dangerous' individuals

Facebook, Instagram ban ‘dangerous’ individuals

Facebook and its photo-messaging service Instagram have banned several right-wing extremists it deems “dangerous” including conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and long-time Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone. Facebook and Instagram also banned the “Nation of Islam” leader Louis Farrakhan who has repeatedly made anti-Semitic statements.”We’ve always banned individuals or organisations that promote or engage in violence

Microsoft 365 gets more privacy controls

Microsoft 365 gets more privacy controls

With the aim of helping organisations strengthen their data privacy practices, Microsoft has added new features to “Microsoft 365” that include controls to automatically expire or revoke access to encrypted emails and data investigation capabilities. “Microsoft 365″ is an integrated bundle of Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS) solutions by the

FB to fund study on social media's role in democracy

FB to fund study on social media’s role in democracy

Facebook has announced its first grants for independent research on social media’s impact on democracy that will investigate, among other things, the role of technology platforms in spread of misinformation. Social media platforms have come under intense scrutiny around the world ever since allegations surfaced of Russian-linked accounts trying to influence the 2016 US presidential

Samsung still has time to correct its fold able dream

Samsung still has time to correct its fold able dream

Just when the industry through innovation in the smartphone business had hit stagnation, Samsung wowed us with its first fold able device “Galaxy Fold,” worth a whopping $2,000. A super-premium phone that took almost a decade in the making and opens like a book when unfolded, shouted everything next-generation.However, the expectations took a beating when

Confirmed: Maruti Suzuki To Discontinue All Diesel Cars By April 2020

Confirmed: Maruti Suzuki To Discontinue All Diesel Cars By April 2020

All diesel variants of every car will be phased out from Maruti’s lineup. This includes the 1.3-litre DDiS 190, the 1.3-litre Smart Hybrid and the new 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engines. This includes Swift, Dzire, Baleno, Ciaz, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga. Maruti will consider a new BS 6 diesel engine, 1.5-litre or bigger, based

2019 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Engine Options Simplified

2019 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Engine Options Simplified

Baleno RS is the obvious choice for those looking for performance. There’s no better time than now to buy the Baleno diesel if your average running is over 50km per day. Baleno petrol is and will continue to be a sensible pick. Baleno petrol-mild hybrid can possibly be a good compromise between performance and fuel

Video games affect girls more than boys: Study

Video games affect girls more than boys: Study

Dear parents, please take note. When it comes to video gaming, girls in the 6-12 age group are at a heightened risk of developing less social competence than boys, warn researchers. The researchers found that 10-year-old girls who played games frequently had less social competence than 12-year-old than girls who played less frequently. The study

Apple's 5G iPhones to sport Qualcomm, Samsung chips

Apple’s 5G iPhones to sport Qualcomm, Samsung chips

Apple is expected to release a 5G-equipped iPhone in 2020 powered by chipsets from Qualcomm and Samsung that would take the total iPhone shipments to 195-200 million units in two years, according to Apple expert and predictor Ming-Chi Kuo. Earlier in April, Apple and Qualcomm settled their long-drawn legal war over patents and licensing at

Renault Duster Will Undergo A Facelift This Year To Brace Up For Competition

Renault Duster Will Undergo A Facelift This Year To Brace Up For Competition

`Apart from cosmetic changes, expect the updated version to be more feature-rich. We hope Renault updates the interior design as well. Expect same powertrains as the existing model. Prices are likely to go up; the current version is priced from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 13.1 lakh (ex-showroom). The Renault Duster is set to receive an update

Skoda April 2019 Offers: Discounts on Rapid, Octavia, Superb & Kodiaq

Skoda April 2019 Offers: Discounts on Rapid, Octavia, Superb & Kodiaq

Skoda Rapid has multiple discount schemes available for it, depending upon model year. The discounts on the Superb are also categorised between 2018 and 2019 model year. The Kodiaq is being offered with a loyalty bonus of Rs 50,000 The Skoda Octavia can be had for Rs 25,000 less, if you already own a Skoda

Weekly Wrap-up: Why Wait For Hyundai Venue & MG Hector; 2020 Creta Revealed

Weekly Wrap-up: Why Wait For Hyundai Venue & MG Hector; 2020 Creta Revealed

Should You Wait For Hyundai Venue?: The Venue’s launch is still a month away and you’re planning to buy a sub-4m SUV now. What should you do in that case — wait for the Venue or pick one its rivals? Let us help you decide. Read this. Alert Me When Launched 2020 Hyundai Creta Previewed Via